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Bispo do Rosario, Arthur

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Artists

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1938 - Rosario was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian artist and mental patient.

1958 - At the age of 20 he had a psychiatric disorder and must be interned in a hospital.

         - Arthur Bispo do Rosario, a visionary artist who created splendidly enigmatic cloaks, sashes, and other textile pieces, had no artistic training and developed his work while a patient at the Juliano Moreira Colony for the mentally ill in Rio de Janeiro.

         - Has become Brazil’s hottest art export. His work has been shown in Venice, Stockholm, Paris, New York, and in venues in Latin America. The art world has called him a conceptual artist, pop artist, visionary artist, folk artist, and even a psychotic artist.

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